Regional Commissioner

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Regional Commissioner

The regional commissioner is an officer of the region and a member of the regional board, whose duties are set forth in the bylaws of the National Council, and provides leadership to all area commissioners in the areas of membership, unit charter renewal and training in support of commissioner service. The regional commissioner is appointed annually by the regional president for a one-year term, not to exceed three consecutive terms, with the concurrence of the regional director.

The regional commissioner shall:

  • Serve as a member of the Regional Key 3.
  • Work closely with the national commissioner, regional president and regional director in providing quality commissioner service throughout the region and the areas in support of local councils.
  • Supervise the activities of commissioner service, give leadership to area commissioners, and preside at any meetings of area commissioners. All meetings of the region commissioners will be held in conjunction with existing meetings within the region. The region commissioners are to support council or joint-council commissioner training courses but are not to conduct region/area courses.
  • Support the efforts to recruit area commissioners to provide continuing and effective commissioner service in support of each council.
  • Encourage communications between the area and council commissioners to ensure that councils provide opportunities for immediate commissioner orientation, frequent basic training, and monthly learning experiences forall commissioners.
  • Support councils in improving unit to commissioner ratios, monthly unit visits, retention of youth and units, and progress toward achieving Journey to Excellence Performance Award status.
  • Maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America and uphold all national policies.
  • Provide direction and support to area commissioners working with local councils especially related to the membership validation process; unit charter renewal; conducting and tracking unit visits; counseling support related to how to handle particular situations; recruiting and training a full staff of commissioners; and supporting the annual commitment and achievement of the Journey to Excellence Performance Award by the region, the areas, and the councils.
  • Work with the regional president to secure the help of regional and area committees in meeting local council needs.

The regional commissioner reports on the status of commissioner service to the regional executive board regularly:

  • Inspirational stories about successes in local councils.
  • Status of each council in qualifying as a Journey to Excellence Performance Award Council, as it relates to unit visits by commissioners, and the recruiting and training of more commissioners.
  • Rechartering percentage of units to date, by council and area.
  • Retention percentage of youth and units, by council and area.
  • Current ratio of units to registered unit commissioners by council.

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